Barcelona the capital and largest city of Catalonia and Spain's second largest city, with a population of nearly two million people. The city, located directly on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, has a rich history dating back at least 2,000 years when it gained prominence as a Roman town under its old name, Barcino.
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Ciutat Vella is, as its name suggests, the oldest part of Barcelona. It includes buildings and attractions from all the city history and has the most important monuments.
The Eixample is the quarter designed during the middle of the 19th century by Ildefons Cerd
Gràcia is a district of Barcelona and is the most distinctively Catalan neighborhood to in easy walking distance of the center.
Sant Martí is a district in Barcelona which extends north of the Ciutat Vella. Developed from the former industrial areas of Poblenou, medieval district of Clot and suburbs of Sant Martí, it became a place of large-scale ambitious urban redevelopment.
Sants-Montjuïc is a district in the southeast of Barcelona. Many of its attractions focus on the Parc de Montjuïc, which has museums, a castle, Olympic facilities and some great views overlooking the city.
Inland Suburbs refers to the districts that ring the main part of Barcelona. To the southwest, it includes Les Corts and Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, and to the northwest it includes Horta-Guinardo, Nou Barris and Sant Andreau.